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One beep just after power on, usually means POST is being attempted. If the following does not work, then further testing will be needed. Please keep a note of beep codes at each step.
Remove the keyboard and mouse, all connection to the case headers, all HDDs, remove all the RAM and the video card.
All that should now be connected are, two cables to the Mobo, CPU heat-sink fan, case fans, system speaker.A> Test
. You should hear a series of long, single beeps?? (NO MEMORY, in this case) If OK,
go next step. If silence
First suspect the PSU.
B> Install one stick of RAM in slot one. Test.
Silence, long single beeps, or series of short beeps?? indicate a problem with the memory. If you get short beeps?? verify that the memory is in the appropriate motherboard slots. A fail
here means checking every stick of RAM in slot one. (keep good and bad sticks separate) If all sticks fail, stop
and post. If you find a good stick, the Beep pattern should change to one long and several short beeps indicating a missing graphics card.
Go next step
[quote]i could try testing the graphics card from the old computer
> It would be worth trying if it requires less power, especially if it has no PEG leads needed. if it is only drawing power from the slot? try first using the new
PSU, then swap in the six year old
Edited by iammykyl, 03 January 2013 - 09:26 PM.